Steve Bingham (violinist)
For other artists named Steve Bingham, see Steve Bingham (disambiguation)
|Genres||Classical, World Music|
|Associated acts||Bingham String Quartet, no-man, Jason Carter, Jeremy Harmer|
|Violin, Electric Violin|
Steve Bingham (born 1963) is a violin player, orchestra leader, conductor and recording artist who also plays Electric Violin. He studied violin with Emmanuel Hurwitz, Sidney Griller and the Amadeus Quartet at the Royal Academy of Music from 1981 to 1985, where he was awarded prizes for orchestral leading and string quartet playing. He formed the Bingham String Quartet in 1985, a group which has remained at the forefront of UK chamber music, working for radio and television both in the UK, Europe and Australia, as well as building a discography of over 10 CDs.
Steve has guest led the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the orchestra of English National Ballet. He has given solo recitals both in the UK and the US, and appeared at prestigious venues such as St. Johns’ Smith Square and the Royal Albert Hall.  He released a debut solo CD album called "Duplicity" in 2005, and his second solo CD album, "Ascension" was released in 2008. In 2010 he released a CD album of poetry and music with Jeremy Harmer, called "Touchable Dreams".
Over the last few years Bingham has developed his interest in improvisation, electronics and World music. Some of the musicians that he has collaborated with are guitarist Jason Carter, Tabla player Sanju Vishnu Sahai, Sitar player Baluji Shivastrav, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and his own son, filmmaker and electronic music producer Chris Bingham.
Bingham's conducting activities currently include work with the Ely Sinfonia and the City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, as well as guest appearances with the Cambridge Philharmonic Society and the Oxford Sinfonia.
Bingham has been part of the No-Man live band since 2008 and appears on the DVD, Mixtaped, the EP, Wherever There Is Light and the live album, Love And Endings (2012).
Bingham is the father of filmmaker/vlogger Chris Bingham and actress/singer/vlogger Jenny Bingham, both of whom are known for their work on the video-sharing website YouTube.
- Duplicity - 2005
- Ascension - 2008
- Touchable Dreams - 2010